course »Cultural Humility in our Work with Transgender Clients and Colleagues

Date: 5/17/2016, 9:30 am—12:00 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 2.5
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: A Better Way, Inc.
Phone: 510-601-0203
In our increasingly diverse world, the need to value, respect, understand, and respond to cultural differences and systemic oppression is imperative for the well being and overall achievement of youth in care. The goal of this training is to present participants with key concepts and skills around cultural competence and humility that will enhance their ability to provide the best support to youth in care as well as enhance their ability to work with one another across differences. This includes but is not limited to the development of safe and affirming environments regardless of ability, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion or cultures of origin.

Through interactive exercises and dialogue, participants will develop a deeper understanding of one another across varying identities. They will also work to examine how our individual identities may be perceived and effect our interaction with the youth we serve and with one another. Participants will explore the intersections of culture and oppression, and consider ways to develop environments that support honest and open communication. They will also work to gain understanding of the dynamics of cross-cultural relationships.